Creamy Feta Dill Orzo

Get excited for a delicious adventure with Creamy Feta Dill Orzo! This dish is a game-changer for your kitchen. It’s simple to make and full of flavors that will make your taste buds happy. With only a few ingredients, you can create a creamy, tasty orzo that pairs perfectly with your favorite protein or veggies.

Why You’ll Love Creamy Feta Dill Orzo

  • Quick Prep: Save time with just a 5-minute prep, ideal for a satisfying meal on busy days.
  • Luxurious Creaminess: Enjoy velvety delight with feta crumbles, heavy cream, and flavorful spices.
  • Versatile Pairing: Perfect for meat lovers, vegetarians, or anyone in between. Customize with grilled chicken, roasted veggies, or a Mediterranean twist.
  • Family-Friendly: A hit with all ages, its mild yet flavorful profile makes it perfect for families.
  • Any Occasion: From casual dinners to special gatherings, Creamy Feta Dill Orzo stands out with its elegant taste and presentation.

Ingredients Needed To Make Creamy Feta Dill Orzo

  • Feta crumbles
  • Heavy cream
  • Fresh dill, chopped
  • Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Orzo

How To Make Creamy Feta Dill Orzo

Cook Orzo: Prepare the orzo according to the package directions, ensuring it’s cooked to perfection.

Make the Sauce: In a large pot over medium heat, combine feta crumbles, heavy cream, fresh dill, Dijon mustard, kosher salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. Stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is creamy.

Combine and Cook: Add the cooked orzo to the sauce, ensuring it’s well-coated. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.

Serve and Enjoy: Your Creamy Feta Dill Orzo is ready to be savored! Spoon it onto plates and relish the delightful combination of creamy goodness.

Variations & Substitutions

  • Mediterranean Twist: Add diced sun-dried tomatoes and Kalamata olives for a Mediterranean flavor. 
  • Grilled Chicken Addition: Serve with grilled chicken breast slices on top for a protein boost. 
  • Vegetarian Delight: Mix in sautéed spinach or roasted vegetables for a hearty vegetarian option. 

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use a different type of pasta?

Certainly! Substitute orzo with your preferred pasta, adjusting the cooking time accordingly.

Can I use dried dill instead of fresh?

Absolutely! Adjust the quantity to taste, as dried herbs tend to be more concentrated.

How can I make this dish lighter?

Opt for half-and-half or milk instead of heavy cream for a lighter version. Keep in mind that this may affect the thickness of the sauce.

Is the Dijon mustard necessary?

While Dijon mustard adds a tangy kick, feel free to omit it if you prefer a milder flavor.

How do I store leftovers?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

While it’s best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the sauce in advance and reheat it when ready to serve. Add cooked orzo just before serving.

Creamy Feta Dill Orzo

This dish brings the flavor. It’s pairs perfectly with your favorite protein or veggies
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Creamy Feta Dill Orzo
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 668kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • large pot
  • Spoon or Spatula

Ingredients

  • 8 oz feta crumbles
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 8 oz box of orzo

Instructions

  • Cook the orzo according to package directions.
  • In a large pot over medium heat, combine all the sauce ingredients. Cook until the cheese is melted.
  • Add the cooked orzo to the sauce and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Enjoy your Creamy Feta Dill Orzo!

Notes

Variations or Pairings:
  • Mediterranean Twist: Add diced sun-dried tomatoes and Kalamata olives for a Mediterranean flavor.
  • Grilled Chicken Addition: Serve with grilled chicken breast slices on top for a protein boost.
  • Vegetarian Delight: Mix in sautéed spinach or roasted vegetables for a hearty vegetarian option. Frequently Asked Questions:

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 668kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 1283mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1576IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 354mg | Iron: 1mg
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